• On October 28, 2010, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) posted an update on its website that summarizes the projects it selected for stimulus funding under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling provided an overview of the portfolio of projects and stated that the funding projects will result in:
    • Construction or upgrading of approximately 120,000 miles of broadband networks;
    • Broadband access to approximately 24,000 community anchor institutions;
    • Deployment of middle-mile infrastructure into areas covering 40 million residences and 4 million businesses;
    • Investment in more than 35,000 computer centers in community anchor institutions; and
    • Availability of public computer workstations and training for approximately 1 million new users.

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